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Current Position 
Since August 2018Professor of Materials and Analysis, Leader of Materials Research, Engineering Materials Centre, Head of Surface Coating and Characterisation Research Group, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, UK
Previous Positions



Reader, Matrials, Scool of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield

Reader, Applied Physics, School of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

2005-2013Senior Research Fellow, Dalton Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
2002-2005Research Associate, Chemistry and Materials Department, Manchester Metropolitan University
1999-2002Research Fellow, School of Sciences, University of Salford
1998-1999Research Associate, Chemistry Department, UMIST

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Material and surface characterisation and analysis (STM, AFM, electron microscopy and spectroscopy, nanoindentation)
  • Ion beam implantation and materials processing by ion beams
  • Thin film deposition, characterisation and applications
  • Analytical instrumentation
  • Provision of analytical service, support and training

Research Degree Supervision

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Output 1993 2019

A candidate accident tolerant fuel system based on a highly concentrated alloy thin film

Tunes, M. A., Vishnyakov, V., Camara, O., Greaves, G., Edmondson, P., Zhang, Y. & Donnelly, S., 11 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Materials Today Energy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fuel systems
Thin films
Noble Gases
Heavy Ions
Crystallite size
1 Citations (Scopus)

Carbon nanotubes catalysis in liquid-phase aerobic oxidation of hydrocarbons: Influence of nanotube impurities

Zeynalov, E., Allen, N. S., Salmanova, N. & Vishnyakov, V., 26 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids. 127, p. 245-251 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Nanotubes
3 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis and characterisation of high-entropy alloy thin films as candidates for coating nuclear fuel cladding alloys

Tunes, M. A., Vishnyakov, V. & Donnelly, S., 1 Mar 2018, In : Thin Solid Films. 649, p. 115-120 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear fuel cladding
nuclear fuels
9 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of crystalline phase (anatase, brookite and rutile) and size on the photocatalytic activity of calcined polymorphic titanium dioxide (TiO2)

Allen, N. S., Mahdjoub, N., Vishnyakov, V., Kelly, P. J. & Kriek, R. J., Apr 2018, In : Polymer Degradation and Stability. 150, p. 31-36 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
titanium oxides
Titanium dioxide
Crystalline materials

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 PhD Examination

Magnetron Sputtering of Binary, Ternary and Multicompetent Thin Film Borides and Carbides

Vladimir Vishnyakov (Examiner)
9 Feb 2018

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination